In today’s article, we will be discussing the latest and greatest in dental procedures, also known as ICON. When a tooth in your mouth begins to decay, this tooth can lose minerals in the affected area, and over time become weaker until a soft area forms in the tooth, also known as a cavity. The early stages of tooth decay can be treated as an area to watch by your dentist, but as tooth decay progresses, the tooth is treated by drilling out the weak area and restoring the tooth with a malleable material. We’re here to tell you, however, that there is a new way to treat early cavities that don’t involve drills or anesthesia. If a particular cavity sprouts between two teeth, the only way to treat the tooth decay is by grinding away the tooth structure above the cavity and restoring a whole entire side of the tooth. Let’s take a look at how ICON can change the way your teeth are treated from now on.
ICON Stands for Infiltration Concept
By using this new technology, dental professionals can now treat early tooth decay without waiting for the tooth cavity to progress. ICON treatment helps stop the progression of cavities, can increase the life expectancy for the tooth, and is also minimally invasive. ICON works by placing a few solutions onto the affected area and then treating it with a UV light that hardens the material. After this procedure is done, the area is annually evaluated by the use of x-rays.
Is It Right for Me?
To know for sure if ICON is both a viable and good option for you or a member of your family, the best advice we can offer is that you visit one of the dental professionals at Dental Arts SPB in St. Pete Beach, FL. Here we can give you a full evaluation of your circumstances and needs to give you the treatment you need at the best indicated time. Feel free to send us an email or give us a phone call to schedule a consultation appointment.